President’s offer triggers speculation that US might be relaxing arms restrictions in the region in the wake of North Korea nuclear test
Donald Trump’s offer to allow Japan and South Korea to buy “highly sophisticated military equipment” from the US has triggered speculation that Washington might be on the point of relaxing some of the few remaining restrictions on arms sales in the region, in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.
However, it was unclear on Wednesday whether the offer referred to specific deals. Trump vowed a month ago to respond with “fire and fury” to North Korean threats. But in response to a huge underground blast which Pyongyang claimed was of a two-stage thermonuclear warhead, the president put the onus principally on China to rein in North Korea.
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